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Cobre School Board hears fish stories 050817

San Lorenzo Elementary students get ready to read their fish stories.

Photos and article by Margaret Hopper

On May 8, 2017, the Cobre school board met at San Lorenzo, the elementary school farthest out in the district. In the closed, early portion, they discussed student identifiable information and limited personnel issues, without reaching any decisions, according to board president Toy Sepulveda. The other two members present, Frank Cordova and Frank Gomez, gave the board a bare quorum.

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Santa Fe indecision puts squeeze on town budget

Santa Fe indecision puts squeeze on town budget

Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner presents proclamation for Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo Week to Kevin Brown, Southwest Horseman's Association president.

By Roger Lanse

At Silver City’s May 9 town council meeting, the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget was the main topic of discussion among councilors, mayor, Grant County Assessor Raul Turrieta, and Town Manager Alex Brown. The discussion was a short one because what is coming from the state in the form of returned gross receipts tax funds to the town is not known, but Brown is expecting reductions. It’s difficult to come up with a budget, Brown said, when the amount of revenue coming in is not known. Because of the funding uncertainty town officials are considering levying a one mil increase, or a fraction thereof, on the property tax rate, “to offset any cuts during this next fiscal year,“ Brown said.

Brown summed up the budget question by saying that although the town is looking at raising the property tax rate to make up for expected reductions in revenue, any changes to the proposed 2017-18 budget can be implemented as late as July 31, should revenues be more than expected.

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Kelly Wildfire Update, May 9, 2017

Kelly Wildfire Update, May 9, 2017

Location: Glenwood NM, approximately 10 Miles NE of Alma on the east side of Hwy 180 and the San Francisco River @ T9S R20W Sec 12 .

Start Date: May 6, 2017 at 6 p.m. Size: 2 acres

Cause: Lightning caused

Vegetation: Pinion, juniper, grass and brush in rocky, steep terrain

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More than 400 to graduate at Spring Commencement, May 12

Silver City, NM – More than 400 students will be earning certificate, associate, baccalaureate and master degrees at the spring commencement ceremony taking place Friday, May 12 in Old James Stadium.

The event begins at 3:00 p.m. and can be viewed live online: wnmu.edu

Silver City, NM

High School Equivalency – Garret Buxton, Jaylene Lawrence, Adam Medina, Ruth Moyer, Samantha Overcahier, Jerome Ortiz, Levi Owen, Clarissa Porras, Estrella Ramirez, Michelle Tafoya, Anthony Verovich

Certificate – Ian Hille

Associate Degree – Cynthia S. Adolf, Brandon Allensworth, Manuel Altamirano, Leslie Amber Carwile, Cristian Casillas, Daniel “Skyler” Ellis, Christina Marie Estrada, Teressa Olyvia Gallegos, Jean Marie Gardner, Annabella Gomez, Crystal Renee Jimenez, Jesse C. Jimenez Jr., Madison Jones, Mitchell Joy, Larry Martinez, Cameron Maurer, Tamara Lynn McGrath, Alexander Montes, Roman Montes, Ronita Rodgers, Allison Louisa Sedillos, Julie Ann Simmons, Stuart Tow, Jazmina E. Villegas, Matthew Ynostroza-- Continue reading

Kelly Fire near Alma, NM 050717

Kelly Wildfire, May 7, 2017

Location: Glenwood NM, approximately 10 Miles NE of Alma on the east side of Hwy 180 and the San Francisco River @ T9S R20W Sec 12 .

Start Date: May 6, 2017 at 6 p.m. Size: 2 acres

Cause: Lightning caused

Vegetation: Pinion, juniper, grass and brush in rocky, steep terrain

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Give Grandly brought out about 50 non-profits 050617

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

These organizations represent some of the groups that were out with tables set up to accept donations and hand out information on Give Grandly day, Saturday, May 6, 2017.

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Freeport awards Community Investment Fund grants at Chamber luncheon 050417

Freeport awards Community Investment Fund grants at Chamber luncheon 050417

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

The monthly Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce luncheon held on May 4, 2017, featured Kevin Cook, Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc. area community development manager, handing out large checks to recipients of Community Investment Fund awards.

"Freeport started the fund here in Grant County in 2011," Cook said. "It has provided more than $2.7 million to organizations in the county in that time. These awards do not include the STEM initiatives, women's initiatives and employee-related programs, or United Way donations."

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NM CAP Entity 050217, part 4

[Editor's Note: This four-hour meeting will be covered in multiple articles. This final portion completes the reports from the executive director and the entity attorney.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

Toward the end of the May 2, 2017 New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity meeting, Anthony Gutierrez gave his executive director report.

"I don't have much else to report," Gutierrez said. "I kept my floodplain certification and received safety training. We will have a section on the website to provide more information from the executive director."

NM CAP Entity Attorney Pete Domenici Jr. gave a comprehensive report on actions he has been pursuing. He said it was important to remind the board and the public that the AWSA has unique aspects, but is also similar to other projects being pursued in the West.-- Continue reading

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